The Lady Cats Basketball Team rallied in the fourth quarter against Paris, tying the game in regulation, only to see Paris escape with a 53-51 win in overtime Saturday morning, December 5, at the Main Gym at Sulphur Springs High School.
At one point in the fourth quarter, the Lady Cats trailed Paris 43-37. Sophomore point guard Kenzie Willis hit a basket with just seconds left to tie the game 50-50 in regulation.
The Lady Cats took a one point on a free throw by junior Baylie Large in overtime. It would prove to be the last point the Lady Cats would make.
Paris went ahead with three free throws of their own. The Lady Cats missed on a three point shot that could have put them into the lead in the game’s final seconds. Trying to get one more shot to tie or go ahead with just 2.2 seconds left, a Lady Cats’ inbound pass was intercepted by Paris and the clock expired.
The two teams were tied at 11-11 after one quarter. The Lady Cats actually led at halftime, 25-22. Paris had a big third quarter outscoring the Lady Cats, 15-7 to take a 37-32 lead after three periods. The Lady Cats outscored Paris 18-13 in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
The Lady Cats are now 2-3 for the season.
They play next at New Boston Tuesday at 6 p.m. It will be the last tune up before district play begins Friday at home against Mount Pleasant.